The University of Northampton’s (UON) Academic Partnerships Office (APO) oversees the development and operation of academic partnerships with a number of local, national and global higher education (HE) partners. UON is a UK Government Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold University and seeks to ensure that the high-quality teaching and learning experience that students receive on campus is comparable to that available at our collaborative partners.

As the only university in the county, UON seeks to maintain strong relationships with the providers of HE in Northamptonshire, neighbouring counties and London, including FE colleges, hospitals and private providers. Within Europe the APO has established collaborative partnerships in countries including Finland, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Netherlands and Ireland. This collaborative work also has a worldwide reach and the APO has developed successful partnerships in China, Hong Kong, Iraq, Nepal, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.

APO staff work closely with staff in partner institutions to ensure the smooth running and scheduling of programmes, including staff visits for teaching and training. To see a full list of UON’s collaborative partners please see our Partners page.

The APO is always open to enquiries from potential new collaborative partners. Collaboration with UON is possible via a range of delivery arrangements across a wide range of subject areas.